Editorial Style Guide: H

handicaps. See the “disabilities” heading under the stereotypes entry.

health system. UC Davis Health System consists of the UC Davis School of Medicine, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis Medical Group. When referring to all four entities, refer to them collectively as UC Davis Health System. When referring to one of them, use the specific name for that entity. In subsequent references, health system (lowercase), medical school (lowercase), nursing school (lowercase), and medical center (lowercase) are acceptable. On second reference to UC Davis Medical Group, which is the multi-specialty group practice of the health system, medical group (lowercase) is acceptable. Never use the abbreviations UCDHS, UCDMC, UCDSON or UCDMG. The medical center is a level I trauma center (lowercase level, use Roman numeral I). The physical location of the medical center and medical school is referred to as the Sacramento campus.

hearing impaired. Use deaf or hard of hearing.

Hispanic. See the Chicano, Hispanic, Latino, Mexican American entry.

historical periods. Follow AP style. Capitalize names of widely recognized epochs in anthropology, archaeology, geology and history: the Bronze Age, the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Victorian era, the Enlightenment. But lowercase medieval, baroque, per Webster’s Third New International Dictionary.

Homecoming. Capitalize to denote the annual UC Davis event, but lowercase when used generically: To commemorate Homecoming, the Cal Aggie Alumni Association has scheduled a banquet. This week, homecoming activities are under way at college campuses across the nation.

home page. Two words.

Honors List. See the Dean’s Honors List entry.

housing. See Student Family Housing.

hyphen. See the “hyphen” heading under the punctuation entry.